Founded in 2004

Founded in 2004, Carol Bethke’s passion for interior design and attention to detail quickly established Distinctive Interiors as a well-respected design firm in the Boulder and Denver metro areas. We specialize in custom home design, commercial interiors and remodels.

Our Mission

Through thoughtful and meticulous practice, we strive to create unique and highly personalized designs tailored to your personality and lifestyle. These designs must be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. We are respectful of the environment and utilize green sustainable products wherever possible.

Our Approach

Distinctive Interiors pays attention to detail and works closely with a network of outstanding service providers around the country to ensure your project stays on time and on budget. We work diligently to minimize disruption to your home or business.

Our Results

L. Macaulay

"My experience working with Carol was amazing. One of her greatest talents is the ability to LISTEN to what YOU want in both decorating style and functionality. Carol takes your ideas and input, then comes up with many unique design options to consider.

Carol helped us remodel our entire house. We completely remodeled the kitchen and family room as well as paint selections, lighting, furniture and room layouts for our entire house.

Carol's interior design speaks for itself in our case. After working with her to update and remodel our house in Rock Creek, my husband took a job in Texas. We didn't even have to list our house, it sold to the 3rd person who looked at it!

Carol is such a wonderfully gifted designer, but also a great person.

We have developed a friendship and she actually took the time to "teach me" and give me tips I have now used in my new house.

I learned so much about interior design after this experience. I highly recommend Carol for all of your design needs. Thanks Carol!"

T. Willmarth

Carol did an amazing job on our very large remodel project. Our remodel project was a rebuild of 3,200 square feet. I was so overwhelmed by all of the choices and decisions I had to make. I honestly couldn't have done it without Carol's advice and expertise. She helped us from start to finish with wall color, carpet, door handles, trim, kitchen granite, backsplash and tile design, and all of our lighting and fans.

Carol's color choices were perfect. We love them all! Her taste is impeccable. She is professional, genuine, extremely talented, and a pleasure to work with. She truly transformed our home into a dream home! She was an integral part of our project - we were very fortunate to have been referred to her. I highly recommend Carol/Distinctive Interiors for any interior design project.

B. Tomecek

Carol Bethke has a clear vision of design and how to create unique environments. We have worked with her as a client and collaborator and in both capacities she had excellent observations. We have complete trust in Carol's ability to infuse her talents with our projects to reinforce the overall concept. We recommend using her without hesitation.

M. Lyttle

Having experienced working with myriad kitchen and bath designers, Carol stands out in comparison due to her ability to read her customers' wants and needs and to determine their design styles. She is capable of taking customers' ideas, whether established or uncertain, thereby making their dream a reality -- from coordinating orders to determining appropriate bathroom/kitchen layouts to designing intricate, stand-out tile backsplashes. The ease with which she works with contractors makes a job run smoothly and contributes to completing the project in a timely manner. From the smallest bathroom remodel to the most detailed kitchen layout, Carol has set the bar for kitchen and bath design.

L. VanWagenen

Working with Carol was fabulous. She worked well with our contractor, and her attention to detail was unbelievable. She was able to visualize exactly what I wanted and put it into a plan that I love.

D. Traskos

Hi Carol,

I was in the Inverness office for the first time today since the remodel and I wanted to tell you that it looks amazing! It literally stopped me in my tracks when I turned the corner to enter the guest suite. The wall color you picked, the lighting, the furniture, the accents... everything is absolutely gorgeous! Bravo!

M. McDonough

Carol is very detail-oriented. She was able to foresee and plan details in our kitchen that I would not have accounted for. She understands the flow of the kitchen and how to make a floor plan work for her clients during the home building process. I have also seen the work she has done in a kitchen remodel and her vision is tremendous! I highly recommend Carol for any kitchen design projects you are considering. She is professional and easy to work with.

J. McCormick

We live in a basic 1970 tri-level home. Our kitchen was very small and outdated, as was our dining room. We knew we wanted to knock out the wall between the two rooms and enlarge the kitchen. That's about ALL we knew. We had no idea where to begin!!

Carol was able to show us 3D computer images of several of her designs. WOW!! We were no longer left to imagine what it would look like. It was all right there!

Details, details, details... it could have been paralyzing without Carol's help! With her experience (she is always one step ahead of "what's in") and outstanding artistic eye she designed a kitchen that far exceeded our expectations. And we stayed in budget! I feel like it could be featured in "House Beautiful"! My husband and I never imagined we'd have anything this nice. Needless to say, we are THRILLED!!

She also designed my hair salon. She took an empty room and created a stylish, comfortable work space with the most peaceful atmosphere!!! Just what I was going for. All my clients love it!!!

R. Loomis

I had the pleasure of working with Carol on our office renovation. Carol really listened and cared about our vision for the space, then added her creativity in color and design to make it even better than we imagined. Carol’s insightful expertise made our desire for a sophisticated working environment possible, and we appreciated all of the time and attention-to-detail she contributed to make it a stress-free process.

P. Wyckoff

Carol Bethke and I have worked together since 2005 designing high end custom kitchens, entertainment centers, and bathrooms. She has a tremendous eye for color matching and kitchen layout. Her own kitchen is a real testament of her design capabilities. A very functional layout but with many unique and unusual qualities.

Carol is a real pleasure to work with. She listens to her clients ideas and then reshapes them into an exquisite design while always keeping her clients budget in mind. Unlike many interior designers that like to control the meetings, Carol listens to her subs to see what they think and ties everything together to put her client and the tradesman on the same playing field. I would highly recommend Carol for any interior design needs . She makes my job so much easier by really knowing her clients needs.

S. Peters

Carol is an absolute delight, both as a person and as an interior designer. She is patient, creative, efficient and kind. She didn't laugh at our budget and helped us get the most "bang for our buck". Never a day goes by without me thinking what a great job we did - and it really did feel like "we". She helped us translate the ideas we had into a wonderful space. My only regret is that we don't have a bigger bank balance so we could work together again - soon.